Life Drawing / May 1

This week I used a combination of NuPastels and Chunky Charcoals for the life drawing session. There were four 5-minute poses and 3 longer poses. We welcomed back a model who hasn’t posed for us since last October. Hopefully she will be posing for us on a regular basis.

Short poses (5 minutes each)

Click on individual images below for full size

Longer poses
25 minute pose
25 minute pose
25 minute pose

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

6 thoughts on “Life Drawing / May 1”

    1. Thank you Laureen. It’s kind of you to say. I’m a bit disappointed in them. It’s been several months since we had Walker model for us. She’s a wonderful model and much younger and more attractive than these drawings would indicate. It sometimes takes a while to capture the best characteristics of a given model (and sometimes things just don’t quite “click”). Take a look at my drawings of her from August 22 and Sept. 12 of last year. I think those were much more successful. She will be modeling for us again at the end of May so I hope to do better then. Thanks again for your reassuring comment.


  1. Oh, but I still like these, Jeff. I did have a look at your previous work and stumbled upon the ballpoint pen sketches: The oboist shows through in the line work! Playing soft tunes does take a lot of strength (I too played the oboe… very poorly I might add). And that strength is noticeable in your fine lines. I can’t come up with a better way to phrase my thoughts. I hope this makes sense to you.


    1. I’m not sure if I understand your comparison with the strength of oboe playing and fine lines. Do you mean the control of breath?…and therefore…control of lines? Just not sure. In any case, I don’t think I was aware that you played the oboe. I stopped playing several years ago after a professional career of 35 years. I’m really intrigued by your comparison of drawing and playing oboe. If you have a chance, please amplify your thoughts on this. I’m really curious. Thanks, as always for writing. I always appreciate your comments. Keep in touch.


      1. Yes, exactly! control of breath = control of lines. This thought came to me when comparing the bold lines with the more delicate ones. They still look strong and “controlled”. I don’t know why, but I see a lot of music in your art. I’m sorry I confused you with my fuzzy wording.


        1. Please don’t feel the need to appologize for “fuzzy wording”. What you seem to be describing is a “gut feeling” of a connection between one discipline and another. It may be hard or even impossible to prove such a thing but your response to my art and associating it with your musical experience is probably a natural outcome of your own subjective connection to both disciplines. When we look at any art, we bring our own subjectivity to the viewing and response to it. How’s that for “fuzzy wordiness”? Thanks again for viewing and writing!

          Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.